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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 17 April 2024 via mobile

Great service from friendly staff. Very good value fish, chips, hotdogs, and squidrings. Visitor to the area and thoroughly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2023 via mobile

Our host at the Foxton Beach Motel recommended we try this fish & chip shop and it was delicious. Just a short walk from where we were staying and the fresh battered cod was beautiful. Fast efficient service too.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023 via mobile

Not many places you can get a great paua fritter anymore!!! Value for money, fast & friendly. Has to be the best fish & chips I’ve had for years! Cannot recommend enough!!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

Best fish and chips I have ever had !! All freshly cooked . Went for the basic package - 2 small pieces of fish and half chips - was plenty for one - couldn't even finish ! All freshly cooked and just delicious. Perfect amount...of salt and the fish batter was perfect - !More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

Definitely recommend if you are in Foxton Beach! Yummy food and they even threw in a couple of extras. We did a phone order as we had been told they get busy, especially as it was the weekend (and they were - standing room only...in the large waiting area). Even though we went down at the time they said it would be ready by we still had to wait another 10 or so minutes (it was a large order though). Very happy with the food when it did come.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

This was the best fish and chips we have had for years since owning our own fish and chip shop many years ago. Not greasy, fresh as fish, good batter and plenty of chips for 2, highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 January 2022 via mobile

After reading the latest poor review, we were uncertain, and looked at other options, but sooo pleased we stuck with our original decision to go with the grumpy man! Service was friendly, efficient and fast (approx 10 mins at peak time). Was also very busy...(with locals - and that is a good indicator of quality) The fish was fresh, good portions and very well cooked. Chips were yummy, hotdogs great, and the burger was sensational (chicken satay, that was moist and tender with a crisp crumb!). Only recommendation would be to include a wedge of lemon with the fish. Yum!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

Not recommended. Compared this with the other fish and chip shop in town which was quite good. The wait is very very long here (on the plus side they do warn most people at the time of order, but they quoted 25 minutes for us...and took 45). They have a very large selection, but the food isn't great. From looking at past reviews, it looks like they've got complacent. - Burnt fish batter - Tasteless seafood - Undercooked chips and chunky chips possibly in an attempt to fix their huge wait times I also would question what the working environment is like for staff here. Staff seem to be hostile towards eachother, especially directed towards new staff by more experienced. Staff were not wearing masks properly (almost all down under their nose except one of the cooks who used it on their chin).More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2021

Thought it was going to be a good place for the fish, but was disappointed in the outcome. Asked it the Snapper was fresh but what we ended up with was a bit dry, so not sure about the freshness. Otherwise, it's a Fish and...Chip shopMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

Yum! Great fish and chips. Fresh tasting fish, crispy tasty batter and really good chips. Kids had hotdogs as well and they loved them.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021

We used to love the food here and were regular customers. Called in there 3 or 4 weeks ago and as the Maori woman came out to serve us, she was wiping her nose on the front of her very grubby T shirt. GROSS! The...scallops were half the size they used to be and the fish was sloppy and greasy. Overall the place needed a damn good clean! We'll never go back there. Their hygiene is extremely poor.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

Four of us did a day trip to Foxton and had one of the most memorable fish and chip lunches at the beach we have ever experienced.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 February 2021

We went there at lunchtime today. Surprisingly quiet compared to our previous lunchtime visits. We ordered the orange roughy with kumara chips. The chips were OK, but the fish was a big disappointment: beautiful fresh fish, spoiled by the cooking! Soggy, bready batter, crisped on...the outside but absolutely saturated with oil, so much so that we just picked out the fish and threw most of the soggy mess of batter away. With a light, crispy batter and well-drained it would have been delicious! We used to visit this place every time we were in Foxton and back in 2016 I gave it a good review. Not now! This is the third disappointing meal we have had since Christmas - and the worst. Sorry to say, we won't be back.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 7 January 2021 via mobile

Quality of food was exceptional and tasty,however the price to feed a hungry/ Camping family of 5 was expensive a value pack 3 burgers and 4 prawn twisters cost roughly $50 odd dollars. There was just enough no 2nds

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 23 November 2020 via mobile

Lovely fish and chips at very reasonable prices. Also visited at peak time on Saturday evening and food was ready very quickly

Date of visit: November 2020
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MR GRUMPY TAKEAWAYS, Foxton - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Mr Grumpy Takeaways is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5